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Title:   The Night They Robbed Big Bertha's
Director:   Peter Kares
Year:   1975
Genre:   Hicksploitation
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   01.31.07

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Notes History
Date Viewed Venue Note
01.31.07Weird Wednesday Hicksploitation sex comedy with no sex. I really thought more of the movie would be about after the ragtag group of random hillbillies robbed the money bags from the local cathouse and went on the run after the whole town rose up against them because they all patronized the place, but instead it was lots and lots of set-up to the heist. Normally, I like that. I'm a sucker for blueprints and diagrams and little miniature dioramas with toy soldiers representing where the different people have to go and what they have to do, but there wasn't that much of that kinda thing here. Instead, they spent a lot of time with the overly complicated pre-heist chores, each of which either didn't make enough sense or made way too much sense.

However, there were three things here that I got a kick out of:

1. Toward the end of the movie, a little girl gets on the radio and says she's an orphan and hopes the people who robbed Bertha's money burn in hell. Innocent little girls cursing others is always worth a laugh.

2. One of the girls that works for Bertha never talks, except she does when she's with the Preacherman except has a really deep man-voice. You can never go wrong with that gag either.

3. Toward the beginning, a radio guy interviews an indian who has a hit country western record and asks him to sing a bit. He does, standing up and starting in with the standard indian chants but after a bit he stops looking off into nowhere and starts looking right at the interviewer with a completely dead face. I don't know why I found this so funny but I did. The Indian looking at the guy like that while he made these grunts and moans with such an emotionless face... going on a bit too long... maybe daring him to interrupt... I dunno.

Right after that, they put on the Indian's hit record and you can hear it in the background while they talk and it's my favorite part of the entire movie. I really with the song played again later on over a montage or something so I could hear it more clearly (and track this down and rip the audio so I can listen to it whenever I want)... just this crazy wailing and moaning over a simple beat. It's hilarious.
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